Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex is longlisted in WAN Awards ‘17

TODD Architects designed Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex has been longlisted in the healthcare category for the WAN Awards ’17, making it the only project in this category to represent the UK and Ireland this year.
Other countries represented by projects in the healthcare category include Australia, Canada, Germany , Japan, Sweden, Turkey and the US.

A New Model of Care

TODD Architects (with Hall Black Douglas) completed Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex for the Western Health and Social Care Trust in May 2017.

The first of its kind in the UK and Ireland, the newbuild hospital brings together acute and primary community healthcare services on a shared campus.  Located on a greenfield site on the outskirts of Omagh town, the new complex was generated in response to the latest healthcare reports and future initiatives; specifically designed to create a ‘natural environment for healing’ and offering short-stay services to help tackle waiting lists.

 

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Building Awards 2017 Shortlist

We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for Architectural Practice of the Year in the Building Awards 2017.

For full shortlist and more information please visit:
http://www.building-awards.com/building-awards-2017-shortlist/

Brick Awards Shortlist

We are delighted that two of our projects have been short listed in this year’s Brick Awards.

  • Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex, public building category
  • Queen’s University MST & PFC, refurbishment category

For full shortlist and more information please visit:

http://www.brick.org.uk/brick-awards/2017-shortlist/

Open For Business

Our Marlin Hotel in Waterloo has recently been handed over and opened for business in early June.

The 236 bed aparthotel complex sits just to the south of the train station on Waterloo Bridge Road. It includes a two storey basement, with 6 & 10 storey hotels separated by a central lightwell.

The scheme was delivered in 30 months and the first new build in a series of hotels planned by Marlin across the UK & Ireland.

Todd Wins AJ100 International Practice Of The Year

The practice secured perhaps the most prestigious accolade in its history on Wednesday night, being named International Architects of the Year at the Architects Journal’s AJ100 Awards dinner in London.

Open to the top 100 architects in the UK (where the practice rose to position of 66), we were commended for our entrepreneurship in taking our business outside Northern Ireland and in particular for our growing successes in the Republic of Ireland.

Our Director Peter Minnis, who received the award, commented:

“It was certainly somewhat unexpected given the calibre of practices we were up against, and is a fantastic tribute to everyone in the practice who has contributed so much personal effort and commitment in working outside the province”

Click here to read more at the Architects’ Journal website.

Line of Todd!

Our director Peter Minnis having been absorbed in the most recent series of Line of Duty, has now downloaded the earlier series and is “binge” watching!

In his viewing he has, somewhat sadly, picked up the TODD’s buildings seem to proliferate as sets / backdrops, with his spots to date including:

  • INI – AC12’s HQ in Series 2 & 3, with the entrance lobby featuring in the final shoot out in Series 4.
  • Ashfield Girls High School – used both as a school and a prison yard (!) in Series 3.
  • Pinsent Masons – used as a solicitors office in Series 4.
  • Belfast Metropolitan College at TQ – featuring as a hospital in Series 4.
  • Belfast Central Library – used as the local police HQ in Series 2, 3 & 4.

Apparently two more series are planned, so who knows what might appear next!